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LIVE UPDATES: Kogi, Bayelsa, Imo States Governorship Elections



The off-cycle 2023 governorship elections holding in Bayelsa State, Kogi State, and Imo State commence today.

The Editor Nigeria reports that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Social Democratic Party (SDP), and other political parties are all battling it out to gain control of the states.

Political heavyweights like Senator Dino Melaye, Athan Achonu, Governor Hope Uzodimma, Governor Duoye Diri, Usman Ododo, Tony Ejiogu, Senator Sam Anyanwu, Senator Timipre Sylva, amongst others, are hoping to emerge victorious today.


Stick with Naija News as we bring real-time updates to you.

8:30: Voting has commenced in Ward 6 unit 16 Amarata, Yanagoa


8: 20: Armoured Personal Carrier on duty at Adankolo -Lokoja, an area notorious for violence.

For refusing the command of thugs to leave the voting line, a young man was killed at a polling unit at Adankolo-Lokoja in 2019. The deceased had insisted to vote for the candidate of his choice when the hoodlums gunned him down


8:13: There is heavy deployment of security personnel across places where election will hold.

Hundreds of thousands of voters filed out even before polling stations opened across these three states on Saturday morning.


Bayelsa: Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Supervising Presiding Officer (SPO) assigned to registration area 06 in Ossioma, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State…

The INEC official, whose identity was not known, was abducted at Amassoma Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state while waiting to board a boat at a jetty in the area.


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